Wiivv Wearables – a ‘Vancouver based bionics company’ that creates custom, 3D-printed insoles – has released its direct to consumer app on Android. The award winning insoles can now be created through Wiivv’s customizable app on both iOS and Android devices, and are now available in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in addition to the United States and Canada.
This expanded reach for the Wiivv brand comes shortly after becoming one of Kickstarter’s most funded 3D printed products and reportedly the third most funded footwear product in the leading crowdfunding site’s history.
“Since the launch in January we have been humbled by the demand for our product and our team got straight to work on making it more accessible,” said Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv Wearables CEO and Co-founder. “We’re incredibly excited to be realizing our dream of offering millions of people the opportunity to get pain relief and live more active lives through our technology.”
Wiivv users capture their unique foot telemetry by taking five photos from an iOS or Android smartphone. The result is a patent-pending insole design that aims to promote proper alignment, lessen fatigue and reduce pain in the foot, knees, hip and back. By offering a custom fit for US$79 that is tailored not only to the individual but also to each foot, Wiivv argues that it is disrupting traditional methods by making available affordable, high quality, custom foot insoles.
“When we learned the Fiji Rugby Team won a gold medal after training in Wiivv insoles we knew we had a hot global product,” added Louis-Victor Jadavji, Wiivv Wearables Co-founder and Chief Evangelist. “Whether you are an Olympic athlete like Martha McCabe, or a barista doing a double shift, if you make a living on your feet Wiivv has you covered.”
Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom, 3-D printed insoles using ‘body-perfect computer vision and capture technology’. Founded in the summer of 2014 by Forbes’ 30 Under 30, recipients Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji, Wiivv Custom Insoles are positioned as being accessible to everyone via a smartphone and available internationally.
Wiivv uses advanced computer vision and biomechanics algorithms to promote better body alignment. This in turn aims to enhance athletic performance and reduce fatigue.
The Wiivv Insoles team is comprised of industry leaders in 3D printing and wearable technologies from companies including Apple, EA, HP, Google, Nike and 3D Systems. Wiivv is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a research and development/manufacturing facility in San Diego, California.